"If you have an idea that you can't get out of your head, do a startup. Otherwise join a startup. "
- Fred Wilson, Co-Founder, Union square Ventures
"We are currently not planning on conquering the world. "
- Sergey Brin, Cofounder, Google.
"Get big quietly, so you don't tip off potential competitors. "
- Chirs Dixon, Co-Founder, Hunch.
"It's not how much money we make that ultimately makes us happy between 9 and 5. It's whether our work fulfills us. "
- Malcolm Gladwell, Author, The tipping point
"When you don't know what to expect, prepare for the unexpected. "
- Pierre Omidyar, Founder, Ebay.
"It's very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better. "
- Jonathan Ive
"You cannot rest the fate of your business and your personal livelihood on top of another person's platform."
- Spencer Fry, Co-Founder, Carbonmade
"A product needs to sufficiently innovative to distinguish itself from the pack but not so forward thinking as to alienated the user. "
- Reid Hoffman, Founder, Linkedin